Movie News

It’s a ‘Jungle Book’ box office weekend biting into ‘Barbershop: The Next Cut’

It’s a ‘Jungle Book’ box office weekend biting into ‘Barbershop: The Next Cut’

It's a 'Jungle Book' box office weekend biting into 'Barbershop the next cut' 2016 images

It was a real jungle out there for the “Barbershop” franchise as Disney’s latest live-action film “The Jungle Book” bit deeply into its box office ticket sales. With a $103.6 million take in North America, it broke records with the largest April debut.

The Walt Disney Co.’s “The Jungle Book” opened with $103.6 million in North America, making it one of the biggest April debuts ever at the box office and continuing the studio’s streak of unearthing live-action riches buried in its animated classics.

Jon Favreau’s update of Disney’s 1967 animated version of Rudyard Kipling’s book tells the tale of Mowgli with computer-generated imagery and big-screen bombast. A sizable 42 percent of the film’s domestic sales came from 3-D and premium-format screens.

“The Jungle Book” is just the latest of Disney’s string of live-action remakes of classic cartoons (“Cinderella,” ”Alice in Wonderland,” ”Maleficent”), most of which have fared well at the box office. More plundering of the Disney library is in the works: “Cruella De Ville” and “Peter Pan” are in development; “Beauty and the Beast” is scheduled for next March.

Data curated by PrettyFamous

“There’s some consistency that’s happened here in the last few years as we’ve really made this a priority and a strategy from a company perspective,” said Disney distribution head Dave Hollis, who credited production president Sean Bailey with overseeing the live-action adaptations. “He’s been able to do it in a way that really makes them contemporary and, certainly in this case, fully utilizes available technology.

“We’ve got a lot more of these stories to tell.”

“The Jungle Book,” made for about $175 million, was propelled by glowing reviews from critics. It ranks as the second biggest April opening ever, behind only “Furious 7’s” $147.2 million debut.

It also took in an estimated $136.1 million overseas that includes $20.1 million so far in India where it’s the third-highest grossing Hollywood release after 10 days. Ahead of the film’s big opening, Warner Bros. — sensing stiff competition — pushed the release of its own “Jungle Book” a year to October 2018.

Data curated by PrettyFamous

Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for Rentrak, says that the live-action remakes are proving to be another substantial engine for Disney, along with its franchise-building assets in Marvel, Pixar and Lucasfilm.

“To have this incredible vault of content that they can go back to and reimagine, retool and recreate for today’s audiences just gives them a depth and breadth of films that is almost unparalleled,” Dergarabedian said. “Disney has this knack for taking something that’s very old and making it new again.”

Opening in second place was Ice Cube’s “Barbershop: The Next Cut” with $20.2 million. The fourth film in the comedy series (which included the 2005 spin-off “Beauty Shop”) failed to match the $24.2 million debut of the previous “Barbershop 2: Back in Business” in 2004, but it still supplied a solid opening for New Line and MGM.

The Kevin Costner action thriller “Criminal,” however, opened with a mere $5.9 million for Lionsgate. It cost around $30 million to make.

The Melissa McCarthy comedy “The Boss,” the number 1 film last weekend, dropped steeply. It slid 57 percent with $10.2 million in its second week, landing in third place.

Two well-reviewed films opened in limited release: the Weinstein Co.‘s musical coming-of-age tale “Sing Street” ($69,000 in five theaters) and A24’s bloody thriller “Green Room” ($91,000 in three theaters).

jungle book tops weekend box office 2016

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

1. “The Jungle Book,” $103.6 million ($136.1 million international).

2. “Barbershop: The Next Cut,” $20.2 million.

3. “The Boss,” $10.2 million ($2.5 million international).

4. “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” $9 million ($15.1 million international).

5. “Zootopia,” $8.2 million ($10.8 million international).

6. “Criminal,” $5.9 million ($2 million international).

7. “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2,” $3.3 million. ($1.3 million international).

8. “Miracles From Heaven,” $1.9 million.

9. “God’s Not Dead 2,” $1.7 million.

10. “Eye in the Sky,” $1.6 million ($1.9 million international).

___

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at international theaters (excluding the U.S. and Canada), according to comScore:

1. “The Jungle Book,” $136.1 million.

2. “The Huntsman: Winter’s War,” $17.6 million.

3. “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” $15.1 million.

4. “Zootopia,” $10.8 million.

5. “London Has Fallen,” $9 million.

6. “Kung Fu Panda 3,” $7.5 million.

7. “10 Cloverfield Lane,” $4 million.

8. “Les Visiteurs: La Revolution,” $3.5 million.

9. “The Divergent Series: Allegiant,” $3 million.

10. “The Boss,” $2.5 million.

Click to add a comment
Movie News
@movietvtechgeek

Jackie Warner is the go to person for all types of reviews at Movie TV Tech Geeks News. She's also the lucky one to get to test all of our Cool Stuff Tech and Toys for review.

More in Movie News

Elizabeth banks brings out new power rangers rita repulsa looks 2016 images

Elizabeth Banks brings out new ‘Power Rangers’ Rita Repulsa looks

George CandoNovember 30, 2016
ryan reynolds talks coen brothers and green lantern effect 2016 images

Ryan Reynolds talks Coen Brothers and the ‘Green Lantern’ effect

George CandoNovember 30, 2016
moana tops thanksgiving weekend box office 2016 images

‘Moana’ tops Thanksgiving weekend box office

George CandoNovember 27, 2016
watch all the joker scenes left out of 'suicide squad' extended cut 2016 images

Watch all the Joker scenes left out of ‘Suicide Squad’ extended cut

George CandoNovember 25, 2016
lara croft coming back deeper and darker for tomb raider reboot 2016 images

Lara Croft coming back deeper and darker for ‘Tomb Raider’ reboot

George CandoNovember 23, 2016
pixars cars 3 teaser trailer promises some gritty action 2016 images

Pixar’s ‘Cars 3’ teaser trailer promises some gritty action

Henry FahertyNovember 22, 2016
Marvel or star wars missed out on michael shannon 2016 images

Marvel or ‘Star Wars’ missed out on Michael Shannon

Henry FahertyNovember 21, 2016
it takes a fantastic beast to unseat doctor strange at box office 2016 images

It takes a ‘Fantastic Beast’ to unseat ‘Doctor Strange’ at box office

Jackie WarnerNovember 20, 2016
will ben afflecks batman keep catwoman in the litter box 2016 images

Will Ben Affleck’s ‘Batman’ keep Catwoman in the litter box?

Henry FahertyNovember 20, 2016

Subscribe to our Daily Newsletter

You will only receive one per day. You'll also get a free THE WALKING DEAD graphic novel with your subscription